Jurgen Klinsmann was named coach of the U.S. national men's soccer team Friday and introduced during a press conference Monday. Would you believe there is a local connection to that news?
It's just one of the many fun local bits of news that's recently taken place and that is coming soon.
Klinsmann coached at the Daily Pilot Cup in 2008. He tried his hardest to keep a low profile during the Daily Pilot Cup, the annual youth soccer tournament in Costa Mesa.
He asked that no pictures be taken of him while he coached the Newport Heights boys' fifth- and sixth grade silver division team. Sure he posed for photos with other people, smiling and nodding as he shook hands with soccer fans at Costa Mesa High in late May. Klinsmann's son, Jonathan, played on the team.
I spoke to him for a short time. He seemed like a kind man, but from what I hear he'll be a demanding coach eager to improve the American team.